Breaks record set in 1960
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“Late-season chill sets record at RDU before gradual warm up,” read the headline on May 8.

“At 4:08 AM the temperature dropped to 37° in #Raleigh,” said WRAL meteorologist Zack Maloch. “It’s quite chilly for May and we broke the Record Low that was previously 40° set in 1960.”

“It really feels chilly,” said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. “It wouldn’t be out of the question to see a little bit of frost near the Virginia line.”

“(It was) a record-breaking day for cooler temperatures in the Triangle. The coolest high temperature on record at RDU for Ma 12 was broken on Wednesday, when temperatures only reached 57 degrees. The previous high temperature was 58 degrees in 1960.

“This was record-breaking miserable weather,” said WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell. “At times, we were 30 degrees below our normal high in the upper 70s.”

The upside to the rain and chilly temperatures is that pollen levels are low, according to Campbell.

https://www.wral.com/late-season-chill-sets-record-at-rdu-before-gradual-warm-up/19667772/

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May 13, 2021